Inspector Lewis: Season 5, Episode 2

Wild Justice (18 Sep. 2011)
"Lewis" Wild Justice (original title)

TV Episode  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 175 users  
Reviews: 3 user

During an ecumenical conference in formerly Catholic St. Gerard's college, the poisoning of a female black American bishop triggers a series of bizarre murders.

Director:

Writers:

(inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4281 titles
created 06 Apr 2012
 
a list of 2337 titles
created 08 Mar 2013
 
a list of 381 titles
created 31 Dec 2013
 
a list of 235 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Wild Justice" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Wild Justice (18 Sep 2011)

Wild Justice (18 Sep 2011) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Inspector Lewis.
« Previous Episode | 17 of 36 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
Fr Moreno Mancini
...
Adele Goffe
Pamela Nomvete ...
Helen Parsons
Christopher Timothy ...
Barry Winter
...
...
...
Amelia Bullmore ...
Caroline Hope
...
Prof Joanna Pinnock
...
Gina Goffe
...
Alastair Darlow
Nicholas Sidi ...
Stephen Blackmore (as Nick Sidi)
...
...
Aisling Bea ...
Hotel Receptionist
Edit

Storyline

An American bishop attending a multi-denominational meeting at the heavily Catholic St. Gerard's College dies after drinking poisoned wine but the CCTV footage at her hotel shows that the cowled figure delivering the wine probably intended it for retired policeman Barry Winter,who is also murdered. Father Moreno Mancini is stepping down as college head and the candidates to replace him include staunchly Catholic Brother Blackmore,open-minded Professor Pinnock and free-thinking new broom Caroline Hope,partner of ex-con turned author Al Darrow. The fourth candidate Jeremy Swain becomes the next victim,a note declaring Wild Justice pinned to his chest. Outright rivalry to be Father Mancini's successor is ruled out when it is revealed that one of the candidates committed a murder as a child and was given a new name after serving their sentence. It seems that a relative of the victim has tracked them down and is seeking their own wild justice. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

bishop | catholic | oxford | picnic | hotel | See All (47) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 September 2011 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In the final scene where Lewis and Hathaway are sitting outside drinking, they look forward over a lake at a sunset partially obscured by trees. However the trees are lit up as if the sun is coming from behind Lewis and Hathaway, rather than in front of them. See more »

Quotes

DI Robert Lewis: [excusing himself] I'd better not keep Sergeant Hathaway waiting, or I'll be in trouble.
Prof Joanna Pinnock: What an interesting man! Why did he leave the seminary to become a policeman?
DI Robert Lewis: Didn't he tell you?
Prof Joanna Pinnock: No.
DI Robert Lewis: Me neither.
See more »

Soundtracks

Inspector Lewis Main Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Barrington Pheloung
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Oh, those Guilt-Ridden Suspects and Tough, Tender and Secretive Detectives
18 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 1968, Oxford's Saint Gerard's College had expanded from strict Roman Catholic to interdenominational influence. While this academic institution remains headed by a priest, College Head Father Moreno Mancini (Ronald Pickup) decides to retire from his position, while consider naming a candidate from a non-Catholic faith as his successor.

Father Mancini narrows his roster of candidates to four: Brother Stephen Blackmore (Nicholas Sidi) and fellow Franciscan Friar, Vice-Regent Brother Jeremy Swain (uncredited actor), along with non-Catholic educators, Professor Joanna Pinnock (Sorcha Cusack) and Caroline Hope (Amelia Bullmore).

Caroline shares a checkered past with ex-convict Alastair Darlow (Paul Anderson), while Bishop Helen Parsons (Pamela Nomvete) visits from Portland, Oregon, while the mysterious Adele Goffe (Siân Phillips) receives an anonymous letter depicting Father Mancini in a negative light, while Gina Goffe (Amanda Ryan), daughter of Adele, and servant Felix Sansome (Daniel Ryan) tend to her care, while Ben Pinnock (uncredited actor), son of Joanna, plans his wedding for this very week.

But, before the week which Father Mancini assembles a gathering to announce his successor concludes, four bodies surface around Oxford, and fingers of suspicion point toward candidates at Saint Gerard's College and those around them.

Years earlier, in 1982, now-retired Detective Sergeant Barry Winter (Christopher Timothy) investigated the case of Sally Bond, in which a family of three perished as a result of arson. How will his return influence the case of "Wild Justice," which is translated from an Italian message found upon the body of a victim?

DI Robert Lewis (Kevin Whately) and DS James Hathaway (Laurence Fox) launch into two connecting subplots, as Robert confides with the sensitive Doctor Laura Hobson (Clare Holman) and the equally-concerned Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent (Rebecca Front) about the notion of retiring from the Oxford Police force, without revealing his reason to the audience, who learns about the possibility of a James' being suggested for an academic Julian research fellowship, which may, in turn, resign him from the force, as well.

Fans may quickly appreciate a mounting degree of tenderness being exercised by the authority figures as series regulars, here. While Laura remains invariably tender and caring, as well as James, most likely, Laura's kindhearted sensitivity seems to spread into Jean and Robert's direction, increasingly so, as the series progresses.

"Wild Justice" may, therefore, exemplify an elevated degree of the tough but tender combination, as we see Jean Innocent's becoming increasingly soft and caring toward Lewis and Hathaway's methods and concerns, as well as Lewis and Hathaway's, themselves, exercising a growing concern for the well-being of each other. Oh, and yes, the return of the purple socks may be noticed here. Their absence has become a crucial concern upon the Inspector Lewis message board during recent seasons.

Extra points for the guilt-ridden behavior of surviving suspects during the compelling and exciting denouement sequence, in which the camera itself playfully teases the audience as to whodunit.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
So about Robbie and Laura..... lhardman_763
New Lewis on tonight lhardman_763
New Series UK - starts Friday 10th October nicky-682-764451
Series 8 stories announced! caviar1234
Oxford movie80
New Episodes of Lewis! MysteryFan60
Discuss Wild Justice (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?